Angelica Du Huo ( 獨活 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Common English Name
Angelica Du Huo
Part of Plant Used
This herb is used in formulas to treat pain in lower back and legs due to exposure to wind, cold, and dampness (TCM: external wind, external cold, and external damp conditions), and to treat symptoms of headaches from colds, pain in lower abdomen, and sore knees and lower back (TCM: external wind and external damp).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Expels wind dampness and alleviates pain; also combined with other herbs to treat Blood stagnation.
Common Formulas Used In
Tian Man and Eucommia; Tu-Huo and Loranthus.
Cautions in Use
Do not use with deficient-Yin heat signs or with deficient Blood with obstruction.
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